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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez demands apology from conservative writer who fashion-shamed her

Eddie Scarry may be known as a political writer, but he’s quickly being labeled as a troll after posting a sly photo of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to make an assumption about her wealth.

The Washington Examiner journalist took to his Twitter on Thursday evening to share a sneaky picture that a Hill staffer captured of the newly elected congresswoman during her first day on the job. And while most people commenting on the 29-year-old’s orientation day are making mention of her politics, Scarry chose to observe her clothes.

A conservative journalist pokes fun at Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter. (Photo: Getty Images)

“Hill staffer sent me this pic of Ocasio-Cortez they took just now,” Scarry tweeted in a since-deleted tweet. “I’ll tell you something: that jacket and coat don’t look like a girl who struggles.”

He included this photo of Ocasio-Cortez:

Eddie Scarry shared a photo that was provided to him on Twitter. (Photo: Eddie Scarry via Twitter)

People immediately began replying to the tweet, which referenced Ocasio-Cortez’s New York Times interview where she made mention of the difficulty of affording an apartment in Washington, D.C. The story was published just one day after the Bronx-native was elected, and was later mocked on Fox News. It seems that Scarry still hasn’t moved beyond it.

Now, people are calling him out for referring to Ocasio-Cortez as a “girl” and making misguided assumptions based on a woman’s wardrobe.







Already, Scarry has responded to a number of tweets, ensuring that he doesn’t “feel bad” for continuing to deride the congresswoman.




Scarry has since tweeted an apology, suggesting that he found her to look “well put together.”



Still, Ocasio-Cortez responded to the since-deleted tweet and even called Scarry out on his display of “misogyny.”


“Dark hates light — that’s why you tune it out,” Ocasio-Cortez told followers. “Shine bright & keep it pushing.”

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